Silverbacks hire Derek Damon as assistant coach
NEWS: We're pleased to announce the hiring of Derek Damon as an asst. coach & director of player development!
Damon, 39, just retired after a 14-year pro career.
DETAILS 🔗 | https://t.co/jrIT0n1pgA
— Salmon Arm Silverbacks (@SASilverbacks) July 3, 2020
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have added Derek Damon as an assistant coach and director of player development for the 2020-21 season.
It’s the first coaching job for 39-year-old Damon, who wrapped up a 14-year pro career at the end of 2019-20.
Damon, who’s from Bangor, Maine, joins Silverbacks head coach Tyler Shattock along with assistants Tanner Cochrane and Carter Cochrane.
Berkopec commits to NCAA Div. III Utica College
— Joey Berkopec (@joeyberkopec) July 3, 2020
Coquitlam Express defenseman Joey Berkopec has committed to attend Utica College and play NCAA Div. III hockey.
The 21-year-old from Oakville, Ontario, had a goal and two assists in 19 games with the Express after being acquired from Merritt in early January.
Berkopec ends his BCHL career with 13 goals and 47 assists in 163 games with the Centennials and Coquitlam.
Cents announce 2020 alumni golf tournament
Calling All Golfers!
The Cents and the Merritt Golf & Country Club are hosting the 2020 Alumni Covid Classic on August 8th, 2020.
Find more details and registration form at the link below:https://t.co/9DqJXOfVL9#BCHL pic.twitter.com/eeXsHhhoLo
— Merritt Centennials (@BCHLCentennials) July 3, 2020
The Merritt Centennials announced on Friday the details for their 2020 alumni golf tournament, which is August 8 at the Merritt Golf and Country Club. Details on the tournament are available here.
Clippers unveil 2020 golf tournament
The Nanaimo Clippers and Nanaimo Sr. B Timbermen are holding a Golf Tournament on August 14th at Cottonwood Golf Course.
To register visit https://t.co/9OSIOsEGzD
If you're interested in sponsoring contact Tali at firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/1E9rxEsHvb
— Nanaimo Clippers (@ClippersHockey) July 3, 2020
The Nanaimo Clippers have paired up with the Nanaimo Sr. Timbermen lacrosse team for a golf tournament on August 14 at Cottonwood Golf Course in Nanaimo. Details on the tournament can be found here.
Pelino signs pro contract in Finland
✍️ Sopimusuutisia! Kanadalaismaalivahti Aidan Pelino ja RoKi-kasvatti Tommi Ronkainen muodostavat sinisten maalivahtikaksikon tulevalla kaudella!
— RoKi Hockey (@rokihockey) July 3, 2020
Goaltender Aidan Pelino (40-23-3, 2.84 goals-against-average, .902 save percentage, two shutouts in 72 games with Chilliwack from 2014-16) has signed a contract with RoKi of Mestis, which is the second-highest level of hockey in Finland.
Pelino, 24, wrapped up a four year college career at Bentley University in 2019-20. He finishes with a career NCAA record of 39-43-10, a 2.72 GAA and a .905 SV%.